After a multiyear process the new, 2,000 page Title IX rule has been released, in the middle of a pandemic, with a requirement for campuses to be in compliance by August 14, 2020. Though the new rule covers all levels of education, there are changes impacting higher education that are particularly troubling, especially the mandate that all campuses provide a “live” hearings with cross-examination.
Please join AFT Higher Ed and Shiwali Patel from the National Women’s Law Center Friday May 29th, 3pm EST/noon PST for a webinar with discussion and Q&A that will cover the content of the new rule and the expected impacts on the campus community. Higher education unions have an essential role to play in creating the fairest possible process.
These rules radically weaken the federal enforcement of Title IX protections against sexual assault and other forms of sexual harassment and have faced much-deserved protest including a lawsuit. We will discuss how faculty, graduate employees, and staff can navigate the ambiguity of compliance with important civil rights laws, while questioning their legitimacy.